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López Obrador, center, shakes on agreement with Tlaxcala Governor Mena. López Obrador, center, shakes on agreement with Tlaxcala Governor Mena.

Federal culture department will be first to move from CDMX

It will begin operating in Tlaxcala next year

The first federal government department to move out of Mexico City will be the Culture Secretariat, president-elect López Obrador said yesterday.

During a rally yesterday in Tlaxcala, capital city of the state of the same name, López Obrador said he had reached an agreement with Governor Marco Antonio Mena Rodríguez that the Secretariat of Culture will be the first to move.

He said that “in one year’s time Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto Guerrero . . . will be working out of Tlaxcala.”

“We are starting here,” López told the rally, referring to his plan to decentralize the federal government and move most of its departments out of Mexico City.

“Why Tlaxcala? For its traditions, customs, for the culture of the people of Tlaxcala, a people full of history, of culture, they are good people, working people . . . .”

The secretariat was created in 2015 and has 14,261 staff.

Source: El Financiero (sp)

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